Says great British Bake Off presenter Mary Berry. She believes that modern parents are often too busy to teach their children how to cook, leaving children without basic skills and making them them more likely to eat junk food when they grow up. The solution she believes is to have cookery classes in schools.
Not having children of school age I assumed they still did cookery at school, we certainly did when I was a child. I’m not sure I picked up much from the classes, however, I do remember having a fairly limited grasp of cooking when I moved out of my parents home and for a long time I relied upon ready made sauces and convenience food. It was only really much later that I started to experiment with cooking and taught myself a lot from various books. I think I will make time to teach my children at least a few basic things, like how to boil an egg, make a white sauce, cook a roast dinner so they can manage to feed themselves when I am not around.